Wimbledon Qualifying Predictions – Battle for the Main Draw

The third grand slam of the year is upon us, and while some players have already secured an automatic spot in the main draw, there are others who will have to go through the qualifying rounds in order to get there. In this article, we’ll provide our daily Wimbledon qualifying predictions; you can also find the Wimbledon qualifying schedule here.

Wimbledon ATP Qualifying Predictions – Round 3

Radu Albot vs Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves

Radu Albot is coming off back-to-back wins against Johannus Monday and Nick Hardt. One of these players is ranked outside the top 500, while the other has lost four matches in a row, and is currently ranked outside the top 200. Keeping that in mind, Albot was the clear favourite, but he still struggled to beat both players. Compared to these players, Felipe Meligeni Alves will be a relatively tougher nut to crack. The Brazilian player is currently on a seven-match winning streak, and has won five sets in a row. Given that Albot has as many losses as he has wins in his last six matches, we are backing Meligeni Alves to advance to the Wimbledon Championships.

Fabian Marozsan vs Max Marterer

Fabian Marozsan made the headlines when he defeated then World number 1 Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets at the Italian Open. The Hungarian player has been on an impressive run since the start of last month; he has 14 wins in his last 17 matches in all competitions. As a matter of fact, Marozsan is coming into this match on the back of seven consecutive wins; he won the Perugia Challenger event a couple of weeks ago without dropping a set. Max Marterer, on the other hand, suffered four losses in his last six matches. On that note, we are fairly confident that Marozsan will win this match.

Wimbledon WTA Qualifying Predictions – Round 3

Taylor Townsend vs Sofia Kenin

Although these Americans will meet for the fourth time today, all of their clashes have been in ITF events or the qualifying rounds of WTA tournaments. It’s fair to point out that Sofia Kenin was the overwhelming favourite in the previous two rounds, as she faced Irina Falconi and Moyuka Uchijima. The former Australian Open champion hasn’t fared too well against decent opposition in recent weeks; as she suffered four losses in five matches prior to these qualifying rounds. On the other hand, Taylor Townsend has eight wins in her last 11 singles matches; and considering she came out on top in straight sets the last time these players met, we believe Townsend will book a place at the Wimbledon main draw.

Clara Tauson vs Viktoria Hrunkacova

Although Clara Tauson is the clear favourite to win this match, we have been impressed by Viktoria Hrunkacova’s performances in recent weeks. The Slovakian player reached the semi-final of the Rosmalen Open a couple of weeks ago; she has looked solid on this surface, winning five of her last six matches. Although we expect Hrunkacova to have a tough time against third seeded Clara Tauson, we believe she’ll do just enough to cover +3.5 games.

Wimbledon Qualifying Format

There are 128 qualifiers on the men’s side, as well as 128 on the women’s side. Interestingly, there are three rounds of qualies, which means by the end of this week, a total of 32 players would have earned a spot in the Wimbledon main draw; 16 on the men’s side, as well as the women’s side. Of course, there are a few players who will lose in the last round of qualies, but still reach the main event as lucky losers. That said, there’s a prize for every player who features in these qualifying rounds, even those who exit in the first round.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Wimbledon Qualifying Rounds

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  • Are there any prizes for players who lose in the Wimbledon qualifying rounds? Of course. Every player who features in these qualifying rounds will get a portion of the total prize money, even those who lose in the first qualifying rounds.
  • Has a qualifier ever won Wimbledon? No. Although Britain’s Emma Raducanu became the first qualifier to win a grand slam in the Open Era, no qualifier has ever won this competition.
  • How many rounds of qualies will we expect at Wimbledon this year? Like every other grand slam, there are three qualifying rounds.
  • How many players will feature in the Wimbledon qualifiers? There are 256 total players who will participate in the Wimbledon qualies; 128 on the men’s side, as well as the women’s side.
  • Are there any seeded players at the Wimbledon qualifiers? Yes, like the main event, some players are seeded in the qualifying rounds.

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